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oojason
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World Cup 2018 thread
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11-Dec-2017, 7:14 AM
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a little early - yet only 6 months or so to go… 😉

2018 World Cup Thread; football, futebol, futbol, soccer, footy etc 😃

Every four years…

This World Cup takes place between the 14th June & 15th July.

The 32 countries that qualified for the 2018 World Cup have been drawn into 8 groups of 4 teams.

Each team plays the other 3 teams in their group once (3 Group Stage games in total), and the top 2 teams from each of the 8 groups qualify to go through to the ‘Last 16’ Knockout Stage…
 


 

The ‘Last 16’ Knockout Stage, and beyond…

FIFA’s official World Cup page (and social media links) - Website : Twitter : Facebook : Youtube : Instagram

 
A Wikipedia page for the 2018 World Cup - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_FIFA_World_Cup

Playing Squads - tba (likely around the end of May, 2018).

Venues - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_FIFA_World_Cup#Venues

Useful ‘fixtures, live scores, results, standings & info’ sites - FlashScores : LiveScore : BBC : ESPN : FoxSports
 

TV stations around the world covering the World Cup : Wikipedia Link & LiveSoccer Link

UK TV Coverage - http://www.live-footballontv.com/live-world-cup-football-on-tv.html (BBC & ITV)
US TV Coverage - https://www.foxsports.com/soccer/fifa-world-cup (Fox & Telemundo)
 

Current odds of each country winning this World Cup (from the so-called ‘experts’) - Bookmakers’ Odds

In Dec '17: Ger 5/1, Bra 5/1, Fra 6/1, Spa 8-1, Arg 9-1, Bel 12-1, Eng 16-1, Por 28-1, Rus 40-1, Cro 40-1, Col 40/1, Uru 40-1, Den 100-1, Swi 100-1, Swe 100-1, Mex 125-1, Ser 200-1, Ice 500-1, Aus 750-1, Pan 2000-1, Sau A. 5000-1.
 

A Wikipedia page on the history of World Cup competitions - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_World_Cup

A Wikipedia list of previous WC winning sides - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_FIFA_World_Cup_winners

A Youtube channel with almost every WC goal since 1966 - https://www.youtube.com/user/MrDrobisha/videos

Previous ot.com World Cup threads - 2014 : 2010 : 2006
 

Fixtures & Results (UK dates & times):-

Thursday, 14 June
Russia v Saudi Arabia : 4pm - ITV

Friday, 15 June
Egypt v Uruguay : 1pm - BBC1
Morocco v Iran : 4pm - ITV
Portugal v Spain : 7pm - BBC1

Saturday, 16 June
France v Australia : 11am - BBC1
Argentina v Iceland : 2pm - ITV
Denmark v Peru : 5pm - BBC1
Croatia v Nigeria : 8pm - ITV

Sunday, 17 June
Costa Rica v Serbia : 1pm - ITV
Germany v Mexico : 4pm - BBC1
Brazil v Switzerland : 7pm - ITV

Monday, 18 June
Sweden v South Korea : 1pm - ITV
Belgium v Panama : 4pm - BBC1
Tunisia v England : 7pm - BBC1

Tuesday, 19 June
Colombia v Japan : 1pm - BBC1
Poland v Senegal : 4pm - ITV
Russia v Egypt : 7pm - BBC1

Wednesday, 20 June
Portugal v Morocco : 1pm - BBC1
Uruguay v Saudi Arabia : 4pm - BBC1
Iran v Spain : 7pm - ITV

Thursday, 21 June
France v Peru : 1pm - ITV
Denmark v Australia : 4pm - ITV
Argentina v Croatia : 7pm - BBC1

Friday, 22 June
Brazil v Costa Rica : 1pm - ITV
Nigeria v Iceland : 4pm - BBC1
Serbia v Switzerland : 7pm - BBC1

Saturday, 23 June
Belgium v Tunisia : 1pm - BBC1
Germany v Sweden : 4pm - ITV
South Korea v Mexico : 7pm - ITV

Sunday, 24 June
England v Panama : 1pm - BBC1
Japan v Senegal : 4pm - BBC1
Poland v Colombia : 7pm - ITV

Monday, 25 June
Saudi Arabia v Egypt : 3pm - ITV4
Uruguay v Russia : 3pm - ITV
Iran v Portugal : 7pm - BBC
Spain v Morocco : 7pm - BBC

Tuesday, 26 June
Denmark v France : 3pm - ITV
Australia v Peru : 3pm - ITV4
Nigeria v Argentina : 7pm - BBC
Croatia v Iceland : 7pm - BBC

Wednesday, 27 June
South Korea v Germany : 3pm - BBC
Mexico v Sweden : 3pm - BBC
Serbia v Brazil : 7pm - ITV
Switzerland v Costa Rica : 7pm - ITV4

Thursday, 28 June
Japan v Poland : 3pm - BBC
Colombia v Senegal : 3pm - BBC
Panama v Tunisia : 7pm - ITV4
England v Belgium : 7pm - ITV
 

Saturday, 30 June : Last 16
Winner Group C v Second Place Group D : 3pm - tba
Winner Group A v Second Place Group B : 7pm - tba

Sunday, 1 July : Last 16
Winner Group B v Second Place Group A : 3pm - tba
Winner Group D v Second Place Group C : 7pm - tba

Monday, 2 July : Last 16
Winner Group E v Second Place Group F : 3pm - tba
Winner Group G v Second Place Group H : 7pm - tba

Tuesday, 3 July : Last 16
Winner Group F v Second Place Group E : 3pm - tba
Winner Group H v Second Place Group G : 7pm - tba

Friday, 6 July : Quarter-Finals
QF1 v QF2 : 3pm - tba
QF5 v QF6 : 7pm - tba

Saturday, 7 July : Quarter-Finals
QF7 v QF8 : 3pm - tba
QF3 v QF4 : 7pm - tba

Tuesday, 10 July : Semi-Finals
SF1 v SF2 : 7pm - tba

Wednesday, 11 July : Semi-Finals
SF3 v SF4 : 7pm - tba

Saturday, 14 July : 3rd Place Play-Off
Loser Semi-Final 1 v Loser Semi-Final 2 : 3pm - tba

Sunday, 15 July : The World Cup Final
Winner Semi-Final 1 v Winner Semi-Final 2 : 4pm - BBC1 & ITV

 

or just sit back and enjoy the games 😃

Hopefully should be a cracking tournament - and headlines will be on the football - and not off the pitch…
 

After England get knocked out in the Group Stages, I’ll be likely routing for Iceland - fantastic achievements in footy of late, and superb rapport / togetherness with their supporters too. They are also the smallest nation to ever make it to a World Cup Finals. You?

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